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Rated 4.23 out of 5 stars
Amazing product. I do highly recommend Essie Gel Couture. Every 2 weeks I visit my salon. I was going for years to the same place till the owner decided to sell it & moved away. Ever since, it's been a nightmare. Polish peeling the very same day, crooked nails, lumpy nails ~ you name it!! I literally tried every salon near me & not only gave them a second chance but a third & a forth & I said ENOUGH!! Something has to give. Not only was it a waste of money but time as well. Soooo I walk into Ulta & straight to the nail polishes I go. I have always loved Essie & OPI. I saw the new Essie Gel Couture collection & said to myself "ok let's try"!! I'm beyond impressed. I cooked/cleaned/ went in the pool. A full week so far & no chips at all. Amazing product. My nails are short (just a preference for now. I got tired of long nails) I've been telling everyone about this new polish. So easy to use. 2 coats of color. I let them dry for a few minutes before each coat. Then 1 coat of the clear top coat. It really does dry in less than 15 minutes into a beautiful professional salon quality manicure. It's super shiny & just beautiful. Make sure you buy the clear top coat that accompanies this line. Nails are left shiny & strong. I bought many other color since. I want to try them all. I did a little color swatch & they are all creamy & beautful. Some have a little sparkle or frost~ really pretty. They are really easy to remove too. A few swipes of remover & it's off. No messy removal like at the salon & no damaging scraping. Try it ladies. I hope you find that you have the same results as me. Here's to beautful nails!!!
It's no different than "regular" polish. You can get the same 3-day wear with a different brand for a good top coat. There is no brilliant shine. There is no gel-effect. The thick brush they have is the same type of brush that you see on Sally Hanson's brushes.
Bassgirl from Cookeville TN
I have used many different nail polish brands and this essie is the only one that does not chip
Momma KK from Washington
This is good as a 2-step process, meaning the gel couture colored followed by the top coat. Step-1 (this polish), is not streak free. You have to glob it on and move really fast for it to be streak-free and I mean like a nail done evenly in 3-4 seconds. Even with a second coat and top coat, the streak is obvious. Now the Step-2 portion is wonderful! But not this step-1.
Senior southern belle from Titusville, Florida
I love how long this gel system lasts. No longer do salon manicures..this is so easy to use even for a beginner. I wish there were more color choices.
aprilfromMN from Minneapolis, MN
Ok this stuff looks really good for 2 days max... Then it start to get little cracks all over. So, if you need something last minute for a day or two, it'll do. Otherwise, just invest in real gel polish.
Jes07 from California
I love this shade and the essie brand. This is gel colour so it lasts longer too. I hate having to paint my nails frequently so this is perfect for me. It is a beautiful colour and has a lovely sheen to it.
carrie from goodyear
I think Essie gel polishes are better than OPI polishes. They last longer and don't chip easily. I especially love the top coat which is shiny and helps the polish last. Only negative is that I wish there were more colors available to choose.
Jlabounty from Atlanta
Love Essie polish but "Sequ-in the Know" is a definite no.
Em from Colorado
I love this! I followed the directions (two coats and then the top coat) and I've had it on for a week and it hasn't chipped! Usually my nail polish chips after a day. I used to get gel from a salon every two weeks and this feels the same. So good, solid, shiny. So much cheaper too! I want every color.
I only have a few issues. It goes on kind of streaky (it's fixed with the second coat). The brush seems to either have too much or too little. The only other issue is there's a few bubbles that came up after they dried on a few fingers and I'm not sure why.
Ladyt from Dallas tx
This is by no means streak free. Hands down streaked more than anything I have ever used (including little girls play nail polish). Had such high hopes only to be very disappointed.
Meghan from Tennessee
I purchased this product in-store. The display in the store did not clearly state that this was not a typical gel polish, and the bottle wasn't very clear about that either. I was def misled about the type of nail polish I was buying, but the plus side is that Essie makes great nail polish, and this one didn't disappoint in the color and shine categories.
Mindy81 from Dallas, TX
This polish literally chips after one day. I would not recommend.
Myrna from Oro Valley. Az
This product applies beautifully smooth doesn't steal or clump
Carrie from Goodyear, AZ
This topcoat is the best. It helps the polish last and not chip. I even use it with other brand polishes. I always have a backup bottle in my cabinet. It is the only topcoat, no matter which brand polish I use.
Bre from New York City
Used this polish to paint my nails 5 days ago. Almost 100% of the polish is still in tact. I slipped and slammed my finger nails while attempting to open a drawer the other day, and the polish is still hanging in. The color looks great (I got periwinkle), and applies perfectly opaque after two coats. I got the top coat that goes with the Gel Couture collection, and I'm guessing that helps with longevity.
Paige likes more color from ID
Good for someone who likes no color at all.
LJ from Midwestern USA
I've had better luck with this two-step system than the OPI three-step. My nails look great even after a week of daily swimming.
Dancerchick from Brooklyn, NY
I love this nail polish. Now with Covid I've been doing my nails at home. This is by far the best nail polish. Applies on evenly because the brush is excellent and it dries quickly
Mimi from Southwest Florida
Bottle was hard to open. Color was nice, but formula was thin and streaky and didn't cover in 2 coats. Chipped within 2 days and was not any different than any other polish.
Sara from Florida
This nail polish is beautiful! I hate spending so much money going to the nail salon to get gel polish so I decided to try this. It applies so smoothly and looks almost professional. I love the sheer silhouettes and have already purchased 2 more colors. I highly recommend this polish if you are on a budget but want to have a classy manicured look. Also, it dries SO FAST and lasts longer than regular polish for sure. I love it! 10/10!
Jenna from Atlanta
I do think this lasts longer than regular polish. The color lasted a week and then I wanted to redo it with a new color. So, it would've lasted over a week if I left it on. The top coat makes it very shiny, so I recommend that too. The best part is that it dries SO fast.
Hanori from NY
This definitely lasts awhile! Nailtopia, however, lasts longer and is "cleaner" though. I love the Pinned Up color! It's my kind of "nude" because I have pale but olive skin and the pinky mauve compliments it nicely rather than being too tan or anything. It takes awhile to dry but all Essie does so I was used to that. The formula is super smooth and I love the brush.
G from Rhode Island
Because of quarantine, I've been doing my own nails. I always got so frustrated with how long the nail polish took to dry, I would always smudge it and it never set smoothly. However, this nail polish has changed my life! It dries SO quickly (dries completely within 5 minutes) and looks AMAZING! It lasts at least a week with minimal to no chipping and the colors are beautiful too. It looks exactly like a professional gel manicure! It's definitely on the pricey side for a nail polish, but after trying it I can say it's totally worth it and I will be purchasing more colors. I've recommended it to my friends and highly recommend to anyone who struggles with at home manicures :)
CLowe from Newport News, VA
I bought a sheer color and top coat. I'm going on 3 weeks and it's lasting far longer than regular nail polish, which would have peeled and chipped by now. I am a convert!
Covid do it yourself manicurist from Louisiana
My nail salon is shut down during Covid. Doing my own nails again. The brush for this polish is awesome. This polish has a tendency to go on too thick make sure you use thin coats, may take three coats for desired depth of color. Make sure to seal the ends of your fingernails. I didn't the first time I used this and it chipped the very next day. Second time I used this I was careful to seal the ends of my nails and I got about five days wear without a chip save for one nail. I used the gel couture topcoat along with this polish and got a very pretty shiny result. I've never used Essie before and I have to say for the price I got a pretty good product and might possibly continue to do my own nails after my salon opens back up this was a lot more affordable. When I did change polish this was easy to remove. I did use a very dark color and surprisingly without a base coat, as they recommend, my nails did not stain.
Veronica from Philadelphia, PA
This is the best polish with out the use of a UV gel light. The nail polish with the top coat has lasted me 5 days each use with little to no chipping. I have never found a nail polish that last so long that is not a traditional gel or dip. It also has that nice shine like a gel polish. Needless to say I will be purchasing more colors!